Expert Explains Liquid Explosives
Kiger admitted he'd have a hard time differentiating between a bottle of water and a bottle of the liquid explosive. He said the blast from a bottle that size would equal the destruction from a pound of dynamite, and the detonator could be small enough to fit in a cell phone. That's why airport security is not allowing any liquids or many electronic devices on planes.
Some travelers said they don't let threats bother them.
"You just want to be aware of your surroundings all the time and don't worry about it," said Kathy Cusick of Columbia. "Just go on with life."
Kiger said intelligence agencies did a good job.
"They stopped it before it happened," he noted. "Fortunately, it didn't get to the airport."
Kiger said stopping terrorists before they get to airports is essential to prevent disasters.